For 1980's The Bronx, Calle placed herself in a potentially more hostile environment, the economically-depressed south Bronx, where she asked strangers to take her to a place of their choosing. The result is a collection of evocative photos and written accounts of her day in a neighbourhood falling apart. This depressed landscape is a constant backdrop for unsentimental portraits of people next to places of hope, including the Yankee Stadium, the Botanical Gardens and the (waste)land blessed by the Pope. One man brought her to a bank, saying, 'I used to have a bank account. I would like another one."
About The Gallery
Founded in Paris in 1990 by Emmanuel Perrotin, then 21 years old, the gallery has become one of the most